Staycation: The Fairmont Palliser Gold Standard

We all love a little pampering, but as young professionals we may not always have sufficient time to just take off for a relaxing weekend away. As a way to get around this, the staycation is the perfect solution.

Pack your weekend bag and grab your significant other, or a bunch of friends, and head to one of the city’s best hotels. Case in point: The Fairmont Palliser. Located in Calgary’s core, it is one of the city’s oldest and most prestigious hotels. The architecture speaks to its history – the doors officially opened in 1914 and since the Palliser has played host to a plethora of galas, events and notable individuals over the years.

What makes it so appealing to today’s young professional is the Gold Standard. Essentially, the Fairmont folks have created a boutique hotel (the Gold Floor) within the hotel (it launched June of this year) providing specialty services and amenities not available to the general public. There is even a personalized concierge service including a private check on the Penthouse floor for Gold Standard guests.

What can you expect from the gold standard experience? Specially designed and decorated rooms respect the old architecture while elegantly incorporating a modern twist. Large windows and high ceilings create an airy space, while heated tile floors in the bathroom will inevitably keep your toes happy and luxurious linens will ensure you get a good night’s sleep. Worried about staying connected? Utilize the various in-room amenities including wireless and computer hook-ups.

Once checked in, you can enjoy the Honour Bar in the private and intimate Gold Lounge located on the penthouse floor. Take in the views of the city or check your email on one of several iPads available to Gold guests, as you enjoy complimentary cocktails and canapés.

Many Fairmont Palliser Gold guests are professionals on extended business in Calgary, and they appreciate and enjoy the modern feel yet homey touches that welcome them. There is even a personal wake-up call; someone will actually knock on your door with a pot of fresh coffee or orange juice for you to enjoy.

Whether it’s for a night, a weekend or you’re looking for the ideal spot where your out of town friends and family can stay, the Fairmont Palliser’s Gold Floor is the perfect place.